The indictment goes on to allege that in some cases, Yashouafar rented units he owned to the displaced condo owners, resulting in them paying him rent while they waited for repairs that were never done because of the alleged theft.
Masto said bank records show that in September 2009, Yashouafar, in his capacity as treasurer, wired more than $250,000 from the Paradise Spa operating account. She said he subsequently deposited that money into an out-of-state account and disbursed the money into various personal projects.
Yashouafar did not respond to interview requests Wednesday from The Oklahoman.
Bill O’Donnell with the Paradise Spa residents said $1.77 million in homeowner association fees are still in dispute, and $1.2 million that Yashouafar’s attorneys said was paid to the complex’s receiver has yet to be given to residents.
O’Donnell said his group is hiring an auditor.
“I think they’re buying time,” O’Donnell said. “They don’t have any money. They don’t have money for First National, they don’t have money for (properties owned in) Houston. They’re just praying this whole thing turns around.”